Welcome to the home page of St. Thomas' Church, Werneth - on the Coppice.

St. Thomas' is one of many parish churches in the Church of England. It is part of the Diocese of Manchester.

It is a Grade II listed building.

Public Notice - Cranmer Education Trust

The Cranmer Education Trust wishes to notify parents/carers and all interested parties that following discussion with the Diocesan Board of Education and Area Dean, we will be resuming the counting of attendance at public worship for children applying for Christian faith places at both The Blue Coat School and The Brian Clarke CE Academy from 31st October 2021.

This will not affect applications for 2022.

Arrangements are being put in place to cover any temporary restrictions on attendance at individual churches in the future.

For further details, please see our websites:

Cranmer Education Trust: News

The Blue Coat School: Year 7 Admissions Entry

The Brian Clarke CE Academy: Admissions Explained

Church Services

The church building is open for Sunday Services.

Current Arrangements

We want to keep our Sunday morning arrangements as safe as possible, given local Covid-19 rates. Fortunately we have the space to keep our existing procedures in place.

Please note:

  • Please continue to wear a face mask during church Services (unless you have a medical or psychological reason not to do so).
  • We are now going singing (quietly, with masks) a couple of hymns each service, plus the sung liturgy at Holy Communion.
  • You are welcome to sit next to others, where you have arranged this in advance.
  • We will continue to offer the bread, only, at Holy Communion.
  • Signing in is NOT compulsory.
  • Full details can be found in our revised Risk Assessment

The Notices

  • English Classes There is no English Class at 1:00 pm on Thursday at St. Thomas'.
  • The Farsi / Dari Discussion Group takes place at St. Thomas' at 3pm on a Thursday. All welcome. CANCELLED THIS WEEK!
  • Community Day at St. Thomas' church on Thursday 28 October between 12:30 and 2:00 pm. Bulb-planting, bug-hotels, refreshments, children's play activities, taster sessions from Oldham Community Active. Come and support the event!
  • Puppet-makers Do you want to make and learn how to use puppets? All welcome to a workshop on the afternoon of Saturday 6 November. Put the date in your diary!
  • Church Collection As usual we cannot have a collection in church. Church funds continue to be low! Please feel free to leave a collection on the plate as you leave church. Thank you for your generosity.
  • Income Surveys Are you over 16? Is this your regular church? Do you attend more than 12 times a year? If the answer to each question is "yes", please fill out an income survey form and put it in the box at the back of church.
  • Experience Christmas Please see our Experience Christmas page for details of our plans for Christmas 2021. At the moment, we would like volunteers to help with the different stations, and offers of props.

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Sunday 24 October 2021

10:30 am

Bible Sunday

Morning Prayer

St. Thomas' Church

Wednesday 27 October 2021

10:30 am

Holy Commmunion

(Book of Common Prayer)

St. Thomas' Church

Thursday 28 October 2021

12:30 pm

Community Event

(bug hotels, bulb-planting, play activities, Oldham Community Active tasters, and much more)

St. Thomas' Church

Sunday 31 October 2021

10:30 am

All Saints Sunday

Morning Prayer

St. Thomas' Church

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